Some 1,500 men left the recent Catholic Men’s Conference affirmed in their brotherhood. The seventh annual gathering, hosted by Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Phoenix, was one of three diocesan men’s conferences held across the United States March 22.
As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future pope dragged the hidden problem of human slavery into broad daylight via open-air Masses for and with victims of human trafficking. Now, as pope, he's calling it "a crime against humanity" and decrying the world's indifference.
The Arizona artist who painted an exterior mural of the Last Supper at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tolleson roughly 20 years ago returned during Holy Week to offer touch ups. The heat and sun faded the original work, which students in the parish's first reconciliation class also helped paint.